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Tuesday 4 December 2018

Katowice, Poland
Stating that we “are extremely concerned about the climate crisis” Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama issued a joint statement, together with three other former COP Presidents, last night calling on countries to send an unequivocal message from COP24 in Katowice, Poland, that they are serious about strengthening their commitments to reduce emissions and help build resilience.
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Monday 22 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s MET Service Director, ‘Ofa Fa’anunu is the first Tongan to become President of the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association (WMO RA5).
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Thursday 18 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day Climate Change Donor Roundtable started on October 18 at the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, and focused on Tonga’s Joint National Action Plan for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. A climate resilient and low emission development pathway is essential for safeguarding Tonga’s social, economic, and environmental aspirations, says the Minister of MEIDECC.
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Friday 12 October 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Regional delegates came to Tonga this week for a 4th Board Meeting of RESPAC, the Disaster Resilience for Pacific Small Island Developing States Project, which aims to improve islands’ resilience to climate related hazards. The meeting is being hosted by Tonga's Meteorology Divison.
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Tuesday 15 May 2018

Bonn, Germany
International observer organizations, concerned with the environment, are urging rich countries to stop holding back their climate change financial support to developing countries, after the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting on the Paris Agreement Work Program, attended by Tonga and other parties, was held between 30 April – 10 May, in Bonn, Germany.
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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Bonn, Germany
Tonga at COP23 last week in Bonn, Germany, called for the establishment of Climate Change as a core security issue and stressed the need for Small Island Developing States such as Tonga, to build resilience, warning that inaction "will ultimately result in our disappearance as a people and a culture".
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Tuesday 14 November 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An 'Ocean Tides' workshop aims to strengthening ocean and maritime forecasting to improve safety and resilience. The workshop is hosted by Tonga Meteorological Service from November 13-17 in Nuku'alofa.
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Friday 11 August 2017

Honiara, Solomon Islands
Meteorological services in the Pacific Islands have common challenges, and these will be discussed at the Fourth Pacific Meteorological Council Meeting in Honiara next week, says the chairman 'Ofa Fa'anunu, who is looking to strengthen communications services. By Linny Folau in Honiara
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Tuesday 18 July 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Green Climate Fund (GCF) Pacific Structured Dialogue attended by 140 regional delegates is being held in Nuku’alofa from July 18-21, to help Pacific countries access climate financing.
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Thursday 23 March 2017
Suva, Fiji
The depletion of water sources in places around the world by 2040, will affect up to 600 million children worldwide, warns a UNICEF report released on March 22 to mark World Water Day. The report focuses on how the wellbeing of children is threatened by lack of access to safe water and how a changing climate will worsen the situation in the future. Pacific Island countries face particular challenges.
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Friday 24 February 2017
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The first Climate Change Trust Fund aimed at financing small climate change resilience projects in Tonga and supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Tonga was launched today.
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Wednesday 30 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga could expect two to three cyclones this season, and Tonga Met says there's a chance that at least one of them could be a Severe Tropical Cyclone (Category 3 and above). The current cyclone season began on 1 November and runs through to the end of April 2017.
Wednesday 1 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A report on Climate Financing and Risk Governance Assessment CFRGA for Tonga, was launched by Tatafu Moeaki, the CEO for Tonga’s Ministry of Finance and National Planning, at the Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Monday 30 May.
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Tuesday 29 March 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An ambitious National Climate Change Policy to build a Resilient Tonga by 2035 was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Climate Change, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni in February. The policy aims for 100% renewable energy, and includes a mulititude of other goals that check boxes such as gender considerations and equity for disadvantaged groups, along with designing Category 5 cyclone resistant homes.
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Friday 19 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The causeway at Foa in Ha’apai was closed off early this morning due to high tidal waves brought by Tropical Cyclone Winston (cat. 4) located north east of Vava'u. Evacuation centers were opened to people on the outer islands of Vava'u and Ha'apai, housing thousands of people overnight.
Tuesday 16 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Kingdom of Sweden is commited to fight climate change, Ms Isabella Lövin, Sweden's Minister of International Development Cooperation told a PSIDS – Kingdom of Sweden Ministerial meeting, in Nuku’alofa, on 10 February.
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Thursday 11 February 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
There is a high chance of another cyclone forming up to the second week of March this year, even though Tonga has already experienced three cyclones this season as forecasted, Tonga Met predicts.
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Thursday 14 January 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Strong El Nino conditions, peaking in Tonga in recent weeks, have been among the three strongest El Nino events of the past 50-years, suggested by temperatures recorded in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Rainfall outlook for the next three-months is below average, with a higher chance of a tropical cyclone for Tonga.
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Friday 25 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is expected to enjoy good weather with light to moderate breezes, and fine partly-cloudy days with a little rain in places, during the Christmas weekend and into early next week, December 25-29.
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Monday 14 December 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga is currently experiencing strong El Nino conditions bringing cooler night time temperatures with the lowest recorded at 14.6°C for November, in Fua'amotu. However, the lowest temperature so far for the year was 12.0°C in August.
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